Orthodontic treatment ensures appropriate tooth function and creates healthy smiles. Misaligned teeth are more difficult to clean and can result in abnormal deterioration of tooth enamel, which might necessitate lengthy and costly dental operations. We can provide you with a comfortable orthodontic experience at Next Level Dental, P.C. in Smyrna, Tennessee, and our practice is dedicated to providing you with superior care.
What Is Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic therapy is a method of straightening or repositioning teeth to improve their look and function. It can also help to maintain the long-term health of your teeth, gums, and jaw joints by distributing biting pressure evenly over all of your teeth.
What Factors Contribute to Orthodontic Problems?
- The majority of orthodontic issues are inherited.
- Crowding, spacing, protrusion, extra or missing teeth, and other jaw growth issues are examples of hereditary abnormalities.
- Other malocclusions are caused by thumb- or finger-sucking, dental disease, accidents, early or late loss of baby (primary) teeth, or other factors.
Advantages of Orthodontic Treatment
Improved Oral Health
Your gum and tooth health will both improve significantly after you have your teeth straightened. Food fragments that become lodged in crooked teeth may enhance germ collection, which frequently leads to plaque-covered teeth and cavity formation. A more serious risk of misaligned and crowded teeth is bone loss and gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss in extreme circumstances.
Orthodontists Can Assist Patients of All Ages
Many people believe that orthodontists are only for children who need braces to correct their teeth; however, orthodontists are available to people of all ages. Orthodontists can treat a wide range of problems that affect people of various ages, including TMJ treatment, tooth straightening, and other disorders. Whatever treatment you require, our orthodontist will be able to provide it through an orthodontic assessment in which your treatment will be personalized to your specific needs.
Reduced Risk of Disease and Injury
Teeth and jaw alignment can help to ease or avoid physical health concerns. Straight teeth are less likely to acquire decay, periodontal (gum) disease, and/or be injured. Straight teeth gather less plaque, which increases the risk of periodontal disease. Upper teeth that protrude are more likely to be damaged in an accident, thus relocating and aligning them with adjacent teeth can reduce the chance of fracture.
Visit Next Level Dental to discover more about our orthodontic treatments in Smyrna, Tennessee. To schedule an appointment, call (615) 459-6354 or visit 693 President Pl #101, Smyrna, TN 37167.